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06.11.2012

THE INSIDERS EXCLUSIVE: IS SHAUNIE O'NEAL QUITTING BASKETBALL WIVES?

THE INSIDERS EXCLUSIVE:  IS SHAUNIE O'NEAL QUITTING BASKETBALL WIVES?

June 11, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) --  Basketball Wives Executive Producer, Shaunie O'Neal, exclusively tells THE INSIDER'S KEVIN FRAZIER that she is contemplating leaving the VH1 show. "Honesty, I don't want to go back," says the ex-wife of basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal about the controversial hit show. "I have no problem walking away from the franchise."

O'Neal says she is worried about getting physically hurt, and is sick of taking the blame, as she's been widely criticized for not doing enough to stop the shocking behavior of several women featured on the show.

"It's always going to be drama because it's women together," says O'Neal, "but I think the level of where it's going is out of control and I do believe that certain ladies realize that and are taking responsibility."

O'Neal tells Kevin exclusively that cast members need to be removed from the show as soon as possible or the franchise will not move forward. 

"Three [from Miami]," says O'Neal.  "Immediately.  No questions asked.  Not anything personal, just not where I'm trying to go.  Not on the same page. … If I would like this franchise to keep going, yeah, three would have to go."

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